Marina Warner

Queen Victoria’s Sketchbook

Non-Fiction Monograph

Macmillan; 1979 First Edition (1979)

Marina Warner’s narrative draws on contemporary accounts and Queen Victoria’s own journals to describe her private life and the part her painting and her subjects played in it. From the pictures and the text, the direct and charmingly naive force of Queen Victoria’s character emerges, showing her as gayer, lighter and much less severe than the usual image of the redoubtable creator of the Victorian age.

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First published by Macmillan, 1979